Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner IAPT

Closing date: 21st November 2019

Interview date: 3rd December 2019

Please note shortlisting will be taking place on Monday 25th November 2019 therefore please ensure you keep the interview date free.

About TalkingSpace Plus

TalkingSpace Plus: Oxfordshire ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ Service

We are expanding our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service, TalkingSpace Plus in Oxfordshire and we are looking for a Senior PWP. TalkingSpace Plus is a partnership between Oxfordshire Mind, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Principal Medical Limited, (www.talkingspaceplus.org.uk)

We offer excellent supervision and CPD and training to support career progression. We actively encourage innovation and research with opportunities for collaborations with Oxford Academic Health Science Network, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry and Department of Experimental Psychology.

For further information and informal visits please contact Kim McMaster, Step 2 Manager on 01865 901222. We look forward to welcoming you to TalkingSpace Plus.

The post holder is required to have achieved the Post Graduate Certificate in Evidence based Psychological Treatment (IAPT Pathway) and completed or be undertaking the IAPT Accredited PWP Supervisor Training.

About Oxfordshire Mind

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support; in total over 20,000 people in Oxfordshire access our services each year. With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem at some point in their lives, people need Mind more than ever. Our work includes:

  • The Transitional Supported Housing Recovery Service (part of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership).
  • The TalkingSpace Plus psychological therapy service in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
  • The Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Service, which is part of both the TalkingSpace Plus and Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnerships and includes:
    • Several Wellbeing Centres throughout the county
    • Public Wellbeing & Information Services
    • Physical Activity and Wellbeing
    • Benefits for Better Mental Health, a welfare benefits advice service
    • Volunteering and Peer Support Opportunities
  • Raising awareness and campaigning activity.

We employ over 100 staff and operate in 28 locations around the county.

  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,905 – £29,636 (SCP 24-26) per annum
  • Holidays: 28 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • Probationary Period: 6 months
  • Pension: Auto-enrolment scheme in place
  • Place of work:  Based in localities throughout Oxfordshire

Purpose of the Job

This post holder will:

The Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners will work with the Head of IAPT for Oxfordshire Mind and Lead PWP to provide robust and clear leadership to Step 2 staff.

The Senior PWPs will provide case management supervision to up to 6 people in their team and line management to everyone in their team.   

The Senior PWPs will support the PWP involvement in key areas of work to reach people with anxiety and depression currently not accessing the service including patients with comorbid LTC/PPS.

The Senior PWPs will deliver clinical skills supervision to trainee PWPs.

They will liaise closely with Oxford Health clinical supervisors who also deliver case management supervision, clinical skills supervision, work on service developments etc.

The Senior PWPs will be line managed by the Oxfordshire Mind Head of IAPT and will be accountable to the Oxford Health Clinical Lead or a delegated Clinical Supervisor for the clinical service.

They will carry out clinical work with an adjusted caseload of clients with and without LTC/PPS.

They will lead on the development of good practice and systems within the PWP team and will work closely with colleagues in Oxford Health to ensure that high quality clinical services are delivered by PWPs in accordance with NICE recommendations; best practice guidance; and Oxford Health clinical governance frameworks.

Further information:

For more information on the role, please see job description:

How to Apply

You must complete a personal details form, and application form (C.V.s are NOT acceptable).  We would also be grateful if you could fill out an equal opportunities monitoring form. These forms are linked below.

VERY IMPORTANT:  Applicants should structure their ‘General Information’ by responding to each of the points listed in the Person Specification / Selection Criteria.  The shortlisting panel make their decisions based on this information and no assumptions about your skills or experience will be made. CVs will not be accepted.

Email applications to recruitment@oxfordshiremind.org.uk or send them to Oxfordshire Mind, 2 Kings Meadow, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0DP.

Where possible we will confirm whether your application has been successful via email. If you do not have an email address, kindly forward a stamped addressed envelope for your reply.

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